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Tupelo elects mayor; Columbus, Starkville re-elect mayors

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Updated: 6/04/2013 11:51 pm
(WTVA) — Voters in Tupelo elected a new mayor Tuesday while voters in Columbus and Starkville re-elected their mayors.

Unofficial results show Democrat Jason Shelton defeated Republican Fred Pitts 59 percent to 41 percent for mayor of Tupelo.

In Columbus, incumbent Democrat Robert Smith fended off a challenge by Republican Glenn Lautzenhiser and independent Bo Jarrett.  Smith has 69 percent of the vote while Lautzenhiser had 26 percent.  Jarrett had 5 percent.

The Starkville mayor's race had incumbent Democrat Parker Wiseman winning over Republican Dan Moreland 56 percent to 44 percent.
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